Bernadette Wilson

About Bernadette Wilson

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Bernadette Wilson is Business Solutions magazine’s associate editor. She is a former staff member of the Laurel Group Newspapers, Trib Total Media, in Westmoreland County, PA, editing The Independent-Observer, Scottdale, PA’s community newspaper, for six years. Before joining Business Solutions she worked for Larson Texts,which produces mathematics books for middle school through college, and contributed to a number of newspapers and magazines as a freelance writer. She is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University.

ARTICLES BY BERNADETTE WILSON

Where BSMinfo.com Visitors Landed In 2013

Where BSMinfo.com Visitors Landed In 2013

In 2013, people searching the Internet who found their way to BSMinfo.com most often clicked on these topics — providing an informal gauge of what gets the channel’s attention.  Continue Reading...
Healthcare IT News For VARs — December 27, 2013

Healthcare IT News For VARs — December 27, 2013

Data breaches and security advice are in the news, as well as a prediction that EHR switching will continue into 2014 and a list of technologies that are changing healthcare — including 3D printing.   Continue Reading...
Government IT News For VARs — December 26, 2013

Government IT News For VARs — December 26, 2013

In the news, businesses are turning government open data in to business opportunities and some technology-related issues have the attention of legislators.  Continue Reading...
BYOD: How To Have It All

BYOD: How To Have It All

Ron Hassanwalia, COO of SOTI, a mobile device management (MDM) provider with more than 10,000 enterprise customers worldwide, says adding MDM to BYOD is the way “to give choice without sacrifice.” Designing the right solution, though, might take some creativity.  Continue Reading...
Education IT News For VARs — December 23, 2013

Education IT News For VARs — December 23, 2013

In the news, the school security equipment demand is expected to grow, Common Core standards drive technology upgrades, and mobility and BYOD is becoming more important at higher education institutions.  Continue Reading...

GFI MAX Webinar Series Offered In January

In January 2014, GFI MAX offers a series of webinars on topics including remote background management, selling storage and managed services, new GFI MAX Servicedesk, GFI Mail, and turning marketing prospects into clients.  Continue Reading...
Healthcare IT News For VARs — December 20, 2013

Healthcare IT News For VARs — December 20, 2013

In the news, a forecast warns healthcare providers of their risks for data breaches and the HHS says not all EHR fraud safeguards are in place.  Continue Reading...
New POS System Benefits Club — And The VAR Who Installed It

New POS System Benefits Club — And The VAR Who Installed It

 James Cawdron of Manhattan POS tells how he upgrading a POS system led to additional benefits for the end user, as well as for his business.  Continue Reading...
Top 10 Video Surveillance Trends For 2014

Top 10 Video Surveillance Trends For 2014

IHS is predicting another notable year for the video surveillance industry. The company, which provides global market and economic information, has released its fifth annual white paper on trends in the industry — this year listing 10 key areas to watch in 2014.  Continue Reading...
Government IT News For VARs — December 17, 2013

Government IT News For VARs — December 17, 2013

In the news, Microsoft takes steps to ensure customers the government will have to legally access Internet data — not take it through technological means. Also, industry executives weigh in on the safety of police mobile apps, and the GSA’s OS3 could help more companies do business with the government.  Continue Reading...

Money 2020: Solutions Providers Can Design Customer Experience

Jameson Publishing and Business Solutions magazine President Jim Roddy interviews to Jennifer Brown, strategic relations and program manager for Infinite Peripherals, in this Executive-To-Executive interview conducted at the Money2020 conference, held Oct. 6-10, 2013 at the Aria in Las Vegas.  Continue Reading...
How To Start Bundling Managed Services

How To Start Bundling Managed Services

For VARs beginning to offer managed services, the question of how to add on or bundle services often presents new challenges. Channel executives from Continuum, AVG, and N-able by Solar Winds offer suggestions for where to begin.  Continue Reading...
How To Own A New Company In 2014: Rebrand

How To Own A New Company In 2014: Rebrand

In the final weeks of 2013, you might begin thinking about New Year’s resolutions. As you reflect on all the things that could use a fresh start in 2014, add one more to the list: your brand. Hayman Consulting Group provides information and advice.  Continue Reading...
Advice On Bundling Services With Cloud Backup

Advice On Bundling Services With Cloud Backup

Allan Lonz of AdvisorVault suggests common products and services to bundle with cloud back up.  Continue Reading...
Healthcare IT News For VARs — December 12, 2013

Healthcare IT News For VARs — December 12, 2013

In this week’s news, the Stage 2 Meaningful Use deadline has been extended and a study projects growth in the healthcare data analytics market.  Continue Reading...
Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking News From November 2013

Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking News From November 2013

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month Managed Services, Backup and Recovery, and Networking news includes a new certification course for mobile technologies, new software releases and certifications, a new opportunity for VARs and MSPs to provide cloud backup services, and new business partnerships.  Continue Reading...
Data Collection and Mobility News From November 2013

Data Collection and Mobility News From November 2013

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Data Collection and Mobility, companies announce a skills certification for mobile technologies, new products — including mobile computers and tablets, a handheld imager, and sled — a new label solutions store and a new acquisition.  Continue Reading...
Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From November 2013

Point Of Sale And Payment Processing News From November 2013

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Point of Sale and Payment Processing news, companies announce new products — including a payment terminal, a mini-PC controller with Wi-Fi, receipt-printing technology, tablet POS — as well as a new a label solutions store and new partnerships.  Continue Reading...
Access Control And Video Surveillance News From November 2013

Access Control And Video Surveillance News From November 2013

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in Access Control And Video Surveillance news, companies announce a new version of IP video management software and new IP network cameras.  Continue Reading...
Education IT News for VARs — December 10, 2013

Education IT News for VARs — December 10, 2013

In the news, school technology leaders are challenged to keep up with BYOD, Common Core online testing, and data processing. The Consortium for School Networking encourages schools to form partnerships and use cloud services “outside of district walls.”  Continue Reading...
How To Get Staff Buy-In For The As-A-Service Model

How To Get Staff Buy-In For The As-A-Service Model

Almost daily, Business Solutions magazine hears from industry experts and from subscribers that to survive in the channel, a business must find a way to build a predictable revenue stream and maximize profitability. For changes in your business to result in success, however, everyone has to support the transition.  Continue Reading...
VAR Finds New Applications For Smart Printers

VAR Finds New Applications For Smart Printers

Jon Cassell of SmartReceipt lists a variety of applications across multiple verticals that use smart printers.  Continue Reading...
How To Sell Cloud-Based Surveillance

How To Sell Cloud-Based Surveillance

For integrators new to video surveillance and the cloud, here’s some advice to kick-start your sales.  Continue Reading...
Government IT News For VARs — December 4, 2013

Government IT News For VARs — December 4, 2013

This week, analysts forecast growth in the disaster recovery services market, and a DDoS protection services survey reveals companies prefer a having a service provider to stop distributed denial-of-service attacks, with response time backed by an SLA.  Continue Reading...
Healthcare IT News For VARs — December 4, 2013

Healthcare IT News For VARs — December 4, 2013

In the news: a letter from the AHA wants ICD-10 testing to start next month and companies are offering a cloud alternative to patient portals and free EHR software.  Continue Reading...

GFI MAX Offers Webinar Series On Growing Your Business

GFI MAX is offering a series of webinars that include technical tips and business advice to help you “get the MAX from GFI MAX,” increase recurring revenue, and streamline processes.  Continue Reading...